sea scallop


Definition of sea scallop

: a large deep-water scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) of the Atlantic coast of North America that is harvested commercially for food

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Recent Examples on the Web Multibillion-dollar fisheries such as West Coast Dungeness crab, Alaska king crab and New England sea scallops are vulnerable. Thomas Frank, Scientific American, "Ocean Acidification Threatens the U.S. Economy," 3 Jan. 2020 As healthy as the sea scallop fishery is right now, seafood watchers know that the future is never a given. Ann Parson,, "Gift from the sea: New Bedford’s bounty starts with scallops," 15 July 2019 Smoked sea scallops with faro and Vidalia onion sauce ($24) was exquisite, and our dining companion couldn’t find fault with his steak. Pamela Wright,, "When in Connecticut, head for the Hills," 28 Aug. 2019 That means fresh Maine lobster rolls, whole-belly fried clams, sea scallops, steamers, roast beef, skin-on fries and more are mere days away. The Know, The Denver Post, "New England seafood restaurant Maine Shack to open in LoHi — finally," 16 July 2019 Multnomah Villagers have taken notice. Seared sea scallop nigiri is dabbed with a fragrant yuzu marmalade. Michael Russell,, "Yoshi’s in Southwest Portland redefines food cart sushi," 21 June 2019 Homemade pappardelle in a tomato Pernod cream, served with sea scallops, shrimp and mussels, is solid yet passionless. Patricia Escárcega,, "Review: The Farmhouse at Roger's Gardens suffers from convoluted cooking," 19 June 2019 Seating’s at 6 and 8 p.m. Chef Dean Corbett will prepare a four-course meal that includes sea scallops with champagne and mushroom risotto and prime beef medallions with a poached rock lobster tail. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Here's a list of 20+ things to do around Louisville this New Year's Eve," 27 Dec. 2017 Highlights include the Florida Black Grouper and sea scallops, and yes, there's custom cut beef for the hard-core carnivores. Hallie Levine Sklar, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Naples, Florida," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of sea scallop

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2020

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“Sea scallop.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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